Oxygen diffusive shunts under conditions of heterogeneous oxygen delivery

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Oxygen transport to a given site of tissue from capillaries closest to this site and from more distant capillaries is analyzed under conditions of heterogeneous flow. The analysis is based on a more general solution of the capillary-tissue oxygen transport problem obtained by the author (Popel, 1978). The results of calculations indicate that the oxygen tension in a region poorly supplied by the closest capillaries can be significantly increased due to oxygen diffusion from more distant capillaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-541
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 21 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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